Not only did second-year Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl say how many true freshmen will play this season, he listed each player by name.
Those were one of several things Bohl talked about during his Monday news conference in Laramie as UW is in full game week mode for its season-opener Saturday against North Dakota.
Here is the video from the news conference:
Bohl said 13 true freshmen will play, but it is 14 as he didn’t include true freshman walk-on kicker Tristan Bailey, who will handle the extra point and field goal duties this week. Bohl said Bailey earned the job this week through competition, but also said that competition remains open.
Junior starting punter Ethan Wood was part of that place-kicking competition the last couple of days of fall camp, but hasn’t attempted any in games his first two years at UW. Wood also is competing to handle the kickoff duties, and he described all of that kicking and competition as “exhilarating.”
Added Wood on Bailey: “He handled pressure better than I thought he would. His percentages were better with pressure, that’s great to see going into his first game. (Last Saturday during a scrimmage) he has pressure on every kick, and he made all of his kicks.”
Wood said he’s attempted more of the kickoffs than the other players competing for that job. Wood said will come down to this week to see who does it, but thinks he is the leading candidate.